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By Vitaly Dobromysln
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About this project

We intend the Turbo Pong to succeed where the traditional beer pong fails - small city apartments. Turbo Pong will feel at home at any party, particularly where there are a lot of people waiting for their turn to play. With Turbo Pong three teams can play at the same time and enjoy the visual effects that come from the ultra bright LED light strips. Turbo Pong features an automated beverage dispensing barrel which will keep the drinks coming throughout the game. Best of all the drinks never get contaminated with the dirty ball. The game should be fun for the kids as long as you keep the barrel full with their favorite juice or milkshake. Watch out, you may suddenly become  very popular if you start bringing Turbo Pong to parties!

Risks and challenges

Currently we only have a semi-working prototype. A lot of work remains to be done to actually develop the functionality needed for accurate ball detection and game control. The greatest challenge at this point appears to be keeping the costs down for the microcontroller and labor.
-To address the labor intensive nature of the Turbo Pong assembly we are planning to develop a more efficient layout of the cables/connectors/sensors.
-We are still deciding between using an FPGA or a microcontroller for running Turbo Pong. The FPGA seems most cost effective for mass production but requires greater set up costs.

A unique challenge will be making the automated beverage dispenser safe and easy washable . We are planning to use beverage grade plastic and solenoid.

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    You get a personalized thank you card from the Turbo Pong team to show our appreciation

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    A Turbo Pong T-shirt with a super cool hand drawing will be sent directly to your home

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    We will create a very cute mini Turbo Pong model and 3D print it for you. It will be somewhat functional but it won't have all the lights and electronics.

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    This is the way to make the biggest contribution to the Turbo Pong Club. In appreciation we will send you the full game with all the bells and whistles.

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